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Picture That!

Activity 3

Picture That!

Group 1

Another Arm, Imogen Cunningham, 1973
I still feel that my interest in photography has something to do with the aesthetic, and that there should be a little beauty in everything.

Imogen Cunningham

Group 2

Women Sewing Flags, Margaret Bourke-White, 1940
Nothing attracts me like a closed door. I cannot let my camera rest until I have pried it open.

Margaret Bourke-White

Group 3

Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis, Vanity Fair, Annie Leibovitz, 2016
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.

Annie Leibovitz

Group 4

View From West Street, Manhattan,
Berenice Abbot, 1938
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.

Berenice Abbot

You are in charge of one picture and one quotation.

a. Look at the quotation. How do you understand the message of the photographer? Rephrase it in your own words.

b. Go online to learn more about the photographer.

c. Present your photograph and quotation.

Which aspects of British or American culture are shown and how?

Useful vocabulary: This picture depicts / represents / illustrates… It highlights / emphasises… It captures this particular aspect by…
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Let's talk this out!

Share your findings and learn about the other photographers.

What are the common points and differences between them?

Does the view of American and British cultures as shown in these photographs match the way you see them? Explain and discuss.

a. How can photography be an efficient means to depict society?

b. To what extent can a woman’s perspective be different from a man’s?

Useful vocabulary: A woman definitely brings something different because… I don’t consider / regard it as a…
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  • sewing /ˈsəʊɪŋ/ machine (exp.)
  • denounce /dɪˈnaʊns/ (v.)
  • depict / portray (v.)
  • envision (v.)

From French to English

La traduction de « quand même »

all the same / nonetheless / even so : un contraste
quite / such : une insistance
Really? / Seriously? / No kidding? : la surprise

thanks anyway : merci quand même

Let’s learn!

Vocabulary contest

Pair up to compare and contrast two of these photographs, using as many accurate translations of quand même as you can.
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On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 2

‘In the Frame’ Video Channel

Let’s use what you have learnt in !

Choose one female photographer. Then, go online to find a selection of her photographs (at least 2) and quotations (at least 2). Prepare a slideshow and record a short presentation of her life and work. Submit your video to the channel.

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